Sunday 8:00 am Chapel Service & 10:30 am Sanctuary Service
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Theology on Tap!

Join Pastor Trey as he takes us through a journey of all things God. A time of great food, great fellowship, and great fun!
When: Thursday, August 4 @7:00PM
Where: Gill St Sports Bar & Restaurant • 3002B Gill St. Bloomington

Coffee or Tea and Theology

Join Pastor Trey for coffee or tea and theology! This is a new gathering which will take place on the third Thursday of each month. You are encouraged to bring a friend! We’ll see you there!
When: Thursday, August 18
Time: 10:00 AM
Where: Denny's Donuts

FUNDMC
August 28
4:00–6:00 PM

Central Illinois favorite band is coming back to Bloomington to close out our Summer Concert Series with a bang! Fun DMC is the perfect band for surprising any audience with something different and entertaining. Featuring the greatest pop, rock, and dance songs from every decade, their signature blend of live mashups and extended medleys will leave a crowd thrilled with high energy at every show.

We will have a food truck available at each concert with food available to purchase. Lawn seating, so be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair! Street parking is available and also at the Shirk Center. Shuttle service is available from the Shirk Center to the venue.

From the Heritage Archives

“Sojourner Truth”

Story by Jeanie Wendt
Sojourner Truth in 1879
Who was Sojourner Truth? She was an ex-slave who never learned to read or write. She joined abolitionist causes and women’s right’s causes. But most important was her evangelism. She was led by the Holy Spirit to first and foremost save souls for Christ. Once she was free, she gave herself the name Sojourner Truth. She chose “Sojourner,” because she was always on the move, and “Truth,” because she felt led to spread God’s truth.  When she stopped in Bloomington on her way to Kansas, she told the railroad agent that she would give a public speech if a place could be found. Second Presbyterian Church offered. On September 18, 1879, we were the heart of Christ in the heart of the community as the old church was filled to overflowing to hear Sojourner Truth, a woman dependent on these free will offerings for her support.

Sojourner Truth in 2019
Just as our church did 140 years before, we rolled out the red carpet for a Sojourner Truth Re-enactment on September 18, 2019. More than 500 people filled our church to see Patricia James Davis’ remarkable portrayal of Sojourner, to hear the combined choirs of Mt. Pisgah, Wayman A. M. E. and Second Pres praise the Lord, and to sing a rousing Battle Hymn of the Republic before enjoying refreshments provided by our church members in the Fellowship Hall as guests mingled with Sojourner Truth. David Strand remarked, “What a glorious event. To view the large, responsive crowd and have so many people say "Thank You", as they left the sanctuary were truly rewarding moments in our church history.” Once again, the heart of Christ in the heart of the community.

Happening Every Week!

Classes and Gatherings at Second Pres

EVERY SUNDAY

  • 8:00 AM Chapel Worship
  • 10:30 AM Sanctuary Service
  • 9:15 AM 
    • Children's Sunday School
    • Sunday Brunch Grab-n-Go
    • Youth Sunday School
9:15 AM ACE Class 
August 14:  No class this week
August 21:   The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Chapters 5 and 6  with Florilegium or Havruta

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Sr. High YOUth

EVERY TUESDAY

  • 8:30 AM Morning Men's Bible Study

EVERY THURSDAY

  • 11:30 AM Thursday Prayer Lunch

Wednesday
Bible Study

Wednesday, July 6 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, July 20 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Contact Bryce Jones for information.